Sunday, 15 July 2012

Week In Pictures - Wimbledon


Hey guys,
I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, I know I technically went a few weeks ago now but I wanted to show you the pictures from when we went to Wimbledon.

It was such a great but lengthy day. We decided to queue for tickets for the men’s quarterfinals which were on the Wednesday. We got a train at six in the morning on Tuesday to get there for 8 o’clock on Tuesday I am not a morning person so that was a massive effort and got myself a well-earned cup of tea when we arrived.

It was all a massive muddle when we got there but we were eventually organised into a queue and waited to see if we were one of the first 500 people there. The first 500 people get centre court tickets and they were what we wanted as centre court has a roof. Once we were organised into a queue based on the time we arrived we were allowed to go pitch our tent.

We hit a bit of a snag at this point as we realised our pop up tent didn’t have a waterproof groundsheet and the ground was soaked. So we pegged black sacks down and put our tent on them a stroke of genius on my part, bit makeshift but it worked J. By this time it was about 10 o'clock and the stewards said they’d come round with queue cards with our number on at about midday.

 At this point we still had no idea if we were going to be in the first 500. So we went and bought some food and a pack of cards and waited. When they finally came round we were number 270 so it had all been worth it and we breathed a sigh of relief. It rained for the rest of the day so we spent it in the tent playing cards and eating chocolate which was a great was to spend the afternoon.

Our Queue Cards
  
The next day we were woken up at 4 by the rain dripping on our faces, it turned out our tent was in no way waterproof and it had rained heavily all night so we were pretty damp. I went to change into something dry and do my makeup. We were all packed away and queuing again by half 6. We were all so tired but so buzzing about seeing Federer and Murray. We got our tickets and were in Wimbledon at about 10.

The gateway into the Grounds

Our Wristband and Tickets


The play on centre court was due to start at one so we went and bought some strawberries and watched some doubles on the lower courts. By the time we got onto centre court the rain had cleared up and we had some great seats. We were waiting for the players to come on when Kate Middleton arrived looking as stunning as ever.

Standing under the schedule of play

Doubles in the Sunshine

Strawberries

Centre Court


I think I was more excited to see her than the players much to the confusion of my boyfriend. The Federer match was astounding he played some of his best tennis and it was great to watch. The Murray match had an incredible atmosphere; he came through from one set down to win the match. It was great to be in the stadium where everyone was rooting for the Brit and he won.



Federer in Action

Sunshine for Murray


The day was such a great day out. We will absolutely be going again next year, maybe we’ll even get a waterproof tent.

The weekend after we went to my Boyfriend’s Nan’s 80th which had a 20s theme. They live in the New forest and have an outdoor heated pool, we played in the pool and danced to Jazz it was a lovely weekend.

The view from the end of my pier / Cute toy fox in Aubin and Wills / dipping my feet in the pool / Chiquitos / My Favourite food / The Pool


Have any of you been to Wimbledon Before?

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4 comments:

  1. ahh i'm so jelous you were at the men's final in person! these pictures look lovely; love the strawberries picture! hah :)xo

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  2. I've never been but I would love to! It looks like so much fun. Ahh I love olives as well they are so good. xx

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  3. Great post! I would love to go to Wimbledon, but always end up watching it on the telly instead because I'm just too lazy! Following you from the BBU blog hop :) x

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  4. Wow! That looks so cool! I've always wanted to go to Wimbledon, besides Rugby (I live with an Irish girl and a Welsh girl so I dont have a choice) Tennis is the only sport I really like to watch! One day I will get there! xx

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